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Dodie Stevens

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Famed on her behalf girl group-era novelty smash “Red Boot Laces,” young singer Dodie Stevens was created Geraldine Anne Pasquale in Chicago on Feb 17, 1946. Elevated mainly in California’s San Gabriel Valley, as a kid she took performing and dance lessons, with age eight released her debut one “Merry-Go-Round and Circular,” released in the Silver Superstar label and acknowledged to Geri Speed. Within the years to check out she appeared frequently on local tv programs, even though executing on the present Strictly Casual was discovered by Crystalette Information president Carl Uses up, who rechristened the 12-year-old Dodie Stevens. Her initial one for the label, “Green Footwear Laces,” reached number 3 in the Billboard graphs in March of 1959; recognized from your competition because of its daffy spoken verses, the record produced Stevens a superstar, which same calendar year she released her self-titled debut LP on Dot and in addition co-starred within the Don Siegel film Hound-Dog Guy. Two even more LPs — 1960’s On the Rainbow and 1961’s Green Footwear Laces — implemented, as do an appearance within the 1961 feature Convicts Four, but Stevens demonstrated unable to keep her early momentum and retired from executing at 16, engaged and getting married and living on the plantation in Missouri. She came back to music in 1966, afterwards performing with Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 and touring being a support vocalist behind Macintosh Davis.

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Full Name Dodie Stevens
Date Of Birth February 17, 1946
Profession Actor, Singer, Voice teacher
Nationality American
Children Stephanie Pasquale
Music Songs Pink Shoe Laces, Yes I’m Lonesome Tonight, Tan Shoes & Pink Shoelaces, Merry Merry Christmas Baby, Sailor Boy, Am I Too Young to Love, Mairzy Doats, Let Me Tell You About Johnny, You Don't Have To Prove A Thing To Me, To Know Him Is to Love Him, I Wore out Our Record, The Five Pennies, I Fall to Pieces, Dancing On the Ceiling, Steady Eddy, Hello, Stranger, So Let's Dance, Poor Butterfly, The Trolley Song, Candy Store Blues, I Wore Out My Record, Just a Dream, Rockin' Robin, Be a Clown, Too Young, The Gypsy, Trade Winds, The Boy Next Door, Where or When, Trade Winds, Trade Winds, I Cried, Gypsy Love Song
Albums Pink Shoe Laces, Twilight Time, Anthology, Trade Winds, The Very Best Of, Dodie Stevens
Movies Convicts 4, Alakazam the Great, Hound-Dog Man


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Convicts 4 1962 Resko's Sister
Saiyûki 1960 DeeDee the Monkey (English version, voice)
Hound-Dog Man 1959 Nita Stringer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beautiful Darling 2010 Documentary performer: "Pink Shoelaces"
The Glove 1979 performer: "The Game of Love" - as Geri Stevens
Hound-Dog Man 1959 performer: "What Big Boy?"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
At the Drive-In 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
The Dick Clark Show 1959 TV Series Herself
The Juke Box Jury 1959 TV Series Herself
The Bob Hope Show 1959 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Letters in the Sands of Time 2010 TV Movie Herself

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